Last Week in AI

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3 days ago

Our 167th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
With guest host Daliana Liu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalianaliu/) from The Data Scientist Show!
And a special one-time interview with Andrey in the latter part of the podcast.
Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/
Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:03:42) OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users
(00:12:06) Project Astra is the future of AI at Google
(00:18:06) Google is redesigning its search engine — and it’s AI all the way down
(00:19:39) Google unveils Veo and Imagen 3, its latest AI media creation models
(00:23:36) Google Unveils Music AI Sandbox Making Loops From Prompts
(00:26:27) Anthropic AI Launches a Prompt Engineering Tool that Generates Production-Ready Prompts in the Anthropic Console
Applications & Business
(00:31:02) OpenAI’s Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Is Leaving the Company
(00:35:15) Mike Krieger joins Anthropic as Chief Product Officer
(00:36:28) $16k G1 humanoid rises up to smash nuts, twist and twirl
(00:41:02) GM's Cruise to start testing robotaxis in Phoenix area with human safety drivers on board
(00:42:52) US agency probes Amazon-owned Zoox self-driving vehicles after two crashes
(00:43:58) Waymo’s robotaxis under investigation after crashes and traffic mishaps
Projects & Open Source
(00:44:48) Introducing PaliGemma, Gemma 2, and an Upgraded Responsible AI Toolkit
(00:46:24) Falcon 2: UAE’s Technology Innovation Institute Releases New AI Model Series, Outperforming Meta’s New Llama 3
(00:48:00) License to Call: Introducing Transformers Agents 2.0
Research & Advancements
(00:49:22) The Platonic Representation Hypothesis
(00:53:08) SUTRA: Scalable Multilingual Language Model Architecture
Policy & Safety
(00:54:46) Bipartisan Senate bill on AI security would bolster voluntary cyber reporting processes
(00:56:17) U.K. agency releases tools to test AI model safety
(00:57:25) Protesters Are Fighting to Stop AI, but They’re Split on How to Do It
Synthetic Media & Art
(00:58:54) Google’s invisible AI watermark will help identify generative text and video
(01:00:50) How One Author Pushed the Limits of AI Copyright
(01:03:27) Stellaris gets an DLC about AI that features AI-created voices, director insists it's 'ethical' and 'we're pretty good at exploring dystopian sci-fi and don't want to end up there ourselves'
(01:04:46) At the AI Film Festival, humanity triumphed over tech
(01:06:37) Daliana Interviews Andrey
(01:42:00) AI Outro Song

Sunday May 12, 2024

Our 166th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps(00:04:23) ElevenLabs previews music-generating AI model
(00:09:31) Mysterious “gpt2-chatbot” AI model appears suddenly, confuses experts
(00:13:00) SoundHound AI and Perplexity Partner to Bring Online LLMs to Next Gen Voice Assistants Across Cars and IoT Devices
(00:14:50) Stability AI sows gen AI discord with Stable Artisan
(00:16:35) Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors
(00:18:54) Alibaba rolls out latest version of its large language model to meet robust AI demand
Applications & Business(00:19:34) OpenAI and Stack Overflow partner to bring more technical knowledge into ChatGPT
(00:17:31) New Microsoft AI model may challenge GPT-4 and Google Gemini
(00:31:08) Wayve, an A.I. Start-Up for Autonomous Driving, Raises $1 Billion
(00:32:00) Motional delays commercial robotaxi plans amid restructuring
(00:33:54) The rise of the Chinese AI unicorns doing battle with OpenAI
Projects & Open Source(00:35:25) Prometheus 2: An Open Source Language Model Specialized in Evaluating Other Language Models
(00:40:12) DeepSeek-V2: A Strong, Economical, and Efficient Mixture-of-Experts Language Model
(00:44:31) OpenVoice V2: Evolving Multilingual Voice Cloning with Enhanced Style Control and Cross-Lingual Capabilities
(00:45:20) Granite Code Models: A Family of Open Foundation Models for Code Intelligence
(00:46:00) Hugging Face launches LeRobot open source robotics code library
(00:48:50) Vibe-Eval: A new open and hard evaluation suite for measuring progress of multimodal language models
Research & Advancements(00:50:02) Google DeepMind’s Groundbreaking AI for Protein Structure Can Now Model DNA
(00:57:20) xLSTM: Extended Long Short-Term Memory
(01:06:35) StoryDiffusion: Consistent Self-Attention for Long-Range Image and Video Generation
(01:07:55) Chain of Thought Empowers Transformers to Solve Inherently Serial Problems
(01:11:48) KAN: Kolmogorov-Arnold Networks
Policy & Safety(01:13:20) US lawmakers unveil bill to make it easier to restrict exports of AI models
(01:17:30) OpenAI’s Model Spec outlines some basic rules for AI
(01:20:18) Robot dogs armed with AI-targeting rifles undergo US Marines Special Ops evaluation
(01:25:15) OpenAI Releases ‘Deepfake’ Detector to Disinformation Researchers
Synthetic Media & Art(01:28:15) Audible’s Test of AI-Voiced Audiobooks Tops 40,000 Titles
(01:32:30) TikTok will automatically label AI-generated content created on platforms like DALL·E 3
(01:33:23) Katy Perry's Fan-Made AI Image Is So Real It Fooled the World Into Thinking She Was at the Met Gala
(01:35:32) South Korean woman falls for deepfake Elon Musk, loses $50K in romance scam 
(01:37:18) Why young Russian women appear so eager to marry Chinese men
(01:40:18) AI Outro Song

Sunday May 05, 2024

Our 165th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps(00:01:27) GitHub releases an AI-powered tool aiming for a 'radically new way of building software'
(00:07:05) China unveils Sora challenger able to produce videos from text similar to OpenAI tool, though much shorter
(00:12:23) ChatGPT’s AI ‘memory’ can remember the preferences of paying customers
(00:14:21) Rabbit R1 review: Avoid this AI gadget
(00:18:30) Amazon Q, a generative AI-powered assistant for businesses and developers, is now generally available
(00:19:54) Yelp’s Assistant AI bot will do all the talking to help users find service providers
Applications & Business(00:21:31) Video of super-fast, super-smooth humanoid robot will drop your jaw
(00:25:22) Tesla’s 2 million car Autopilot recall is now under federal scrutiny
(00:29:32) Tesla shares soar as Elon Musk returns from China with FSD 'Game Changer'
(00:32:11) OpenAI inks strategic tie-up with UK’s Financial Times, including content use
(00:35:21) OpenAI Startup Fund quietly raises $15M
(00:37:00) Huawei backs HBM memory manufacturing in China to sidestep crippling US sanctions that restrict AI development
Research & Advancements(00:39:20) Capabilities of Gemini Models in Medicine
(00:45:34) Let's Think Dot by Dot: Hidden Computation in Transformer Language Models
(00:52:20) NExT: Teaching Large Language Models to Reason about Code Execution
(00:55:08) SenseNova 5.0: China’s latest AI model surpasses OpenAI’s GPT-4
(00:57:20) Octopus v4: Graph of language models
(01:00:28) Better & Faster Large Language Models via Multi-token Prediction
Policy & Safety(01:03:15) Refusal in LLMs is mediated by a single direction
(01:09:19) Rishi Sunak promised to make AI safe. Big Tech’s not playing ball.
(01:15:09) DOE Announces New Actions to Enhance America’s Global Leadership in Artificial Intelligence
(01:18:21) The Chips Act is rebuilding US semiconductor manufacturing, so far resulting in $327 billion in announced projects
(01:20:50) Analysis-Second global AI safety summit faces tough questions, lower turnout
(01:24:03) Sam Altman, Jensen Huang, and more join the federal AI safety board
Synthetic Media & Art(01:26:30) Air Head creators say OpenAI's Sora finicky to work with, needs hundreds of prompts, serious VFX work for under 2 minutes of cohesive story ↺
(01:29:50) Eight newspaper publishers sue OpenAI over copyright infringement

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Our 164th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:04:02) Meta, in Its Biggest A.I. Push, Places Smart Assistants Across Its Apps
(00:07:26) Microsoft launches Phi-3, its smallest AI model yet
(00:15:35) The Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses have multimodal AI now
(00:17:32) OpenAI winds down AI image generator that blew minds and forged friendships in 2022
(00:18:44) Baidu claims 200 million users for Ernie chatbot after only 13 months
(00:21:13) The new Adobe Photoshop gets an in-app image generator, major Generative Fill upgrades
Applications & Business
(00:22:22) Intel & The Pentagon Deepen Ties To Develop World’s Most Advanced Chips
(00:27:58) Meta Says It Plans to Spend Billions More on A.I.
(00:31:36) OpenAI CEO Sam Altman invests in solar power firm Exowatt to fuel AI datacenters
(00:33:58) Google consolidates AI-focused DeepMind, Research teams
(00:36:22) Microsoft and OpenAI bet $100 billion to free themselves from the shackles and overreliance on the world's most profitable semiconductor chip brand for AI chips
Projects & Open Source
(00:39:03) Apple releases OpenELM: small, open source AI models designed to run on-device
(00:44:12) Snowflake launches Arctic, an open ‘mixture-of-experts’ LLM to take on DBRX, Llama 3
Research & Advancements
(00:48:08) The Instruction Hierarchy: Training LLMs to Prioritize Privileged Instructions
(00:55:11) Groq’s breakthrough AI chip achieves blistering 800 tokens per second on Meta’s LLaMA 3
(00:59:52) Microsoft shows off VASA-1, an AI framework that makes human headshots talk, sing
(01:01:59) Intel Builds World’s Largest Neuromorphic System to Enable More Sustainable AI
Policy & Safety
(01:05:11) Deepfakes of Bollywood stars spark worries of AI meddling in India election
(01:08:51) LLM Agents can Autonomously Exploit One-day Vulnerabilities
(01:15:27) The Necessity of AI Audit Standards Boards
(01:19:45) A Mechanism-Based Approach to Mitigating Harms from Persuasive Generative AI
(01:22:45) COERCING LLMS TO DO AND REVEAL (ALMOST) ANYTHING
(01:26:40) China acquired recently banned Nvidia chips in Super Micro, Dell servers, tenders show
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:29:08) Drake threatened with lawsuit over diss track featuring AI Tupac

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Our 163rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Note: apology for this one coming out a few days late, got delayed in editing it -Andrey
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Timestamps + links:
Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:02:16) Meta releases Llama 3, claims it’s among the best open models available
(00:14:01) Elon Musk’s xAI Unveils Grok-1.5 Vision, Beats OpenAI’s GPT-4V
(00:17:55) Reka releases Reka Core, its multimodal language model to rival GPT-4 and Claude 3 Opus
(00:21:50) Cohere Compass Private Beta: A New Multi-Aspect Embedding Model
(00:23:48) Amazon Music’s Maestro lets listeners make AI playlists
(00:24:36) Snap plans to add watermarks to images created with its AI-powered tools
Applications & Business
(00:25:52) Boston Dynamics unveils new Atlas robot for commercial use
(00:30:32) TSMC’s $65 billion bet still leaves US missing piece of chip puzzle
(00:36:30) U.S. blacklists Intel's and Nvidia's key partner in China — three other Chinese firms also included in the blacklist for helping the military
(00:38:37) Elon Musk says the next-generation Grok 3 model will require 100,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs to train
(00:40:22) Dr. Andrew Ng appointed to Amazon’s Board of Directors
(00:41:55) Collaborative Robotics Locks Up $100M, Latest Robot Startup To Raise Big
Projects & Open Source
(00:44:08) OpenEQA: Embodied Question Answering in the Era of Foundation Models
(00:50:03) Introducing Idefics2: A Powerful 8B Vision-Language Model for the community
Research & Advancements
(00:51:21) RHO-1: Not All Tokens Are What You Need
(00:57:21) Scaling Laws for Fine-Grained Mixture of Experts
(01:03:20) Chinchilla Scaling: A replication attempt
(01:07:18) China develops new light-based chiplet that could power artificial general intelligence — where AI is smarter than humans
(01:10:45) OSWorld: Benchmarking Multimodal Agents for Open-Ended Tasks in Real Computer Environments
Policy & Safety
(01:13:44) U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces Expansion of U.S. AI Safety Institute Leadership Team
(01:17:18) NSA Publishes Guidance for Strengthening AI System Security
(01:19:19) Foundational Challenges in Assuring Alignment and Safety of Large Language Models
(01:24:11) Former OpenAI Board Member Calls for Audits of Top AI Companies
(01:27:35) SoA survey reveals a third of translators and quarter of illustrators losing work to AI
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:30:25) Medium bans AI-generated content from its paid Partner Program

Sunday Apr 14, 2024

Our 162nd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/
Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:02:50) AI-Music Arms Race: Meet Udio, the Other ChatGPT for Music
(00:07:42) Anthropic launches external tool use for Claude AI, enabling stock ticker integrations and more
(00:11:51) Building LLMs for Code Repair
(00:14:16) Early Reviews of Humane AI Pin Aren’t Impressed
(00:16:23) Microsoft 365’s Copilot gets a GPT-4 Turbo upgrade and improved image generation
(00:18:41) AI editing tools are coming to all Google Photos users
Applications & Business
(00:19:21) Google announces the Cloud TPU v5p, its most powerful AI accelerator yet
(00:23:32) Meta unveils its newest custom AI chip as it races to catch up
(00:27:27) Intel Unveils New AI Accelerator in Bid to Challenge Nvidia
(00:30:46) Adobe Is Buying Videos for $3 Per Minute to Build AI Model
(00:32:55) OpenAI transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos to train GPT-4
(00:36:23) Waymo will launch paid robotaxi service in Los Angeles on Wednesday
(00:37:23) OpenAI removes Sam Altman's ownership of its Startup Fund
Projects & Open Source
(00:39:51) Mistral AI Stuns With Surprise Launch of New Mixtral 8x22B Model
(00:43:54) Google updates its Gemma AI model family with variants for coding and research
(00:47:04) Aurora-M: The First Open Source Multilingual Language Model Red-teamed according to the U.S. Executive Order
Research & Advancements
(00:52:08) Mixture-of-Depths: Dynamically allocating compute in transformer-based language models
(00:57:41) Leave No Context Behind: Efficient Infinite Context Transformers with Infini-attention
(01:03:31) Octopus v2: On-device language model for super agent
(01:07:54) Bigger is not Always Better: Scaling Properties of Latent Diffusion Models
(01:09:54) Many-shot Jailbreaking
Policy & Safety
(01:15:08) Schiff unveils AI training transparency measure
(01:20:25) Linwei Ding was a Google software engineer. He was also a prolific thief of trade secrets, say prosecutors.
(01:26:11) Responsible Reporting for Frontier AI Development
(01:30:08) US govt wants to talk to tech companies about AI electricity demands — eyes nuclear fusion and fission
(01:32:39) Washington state judge blocks use of AI-enhanced video as evidence in possible first-of-its-kind ruling
(01:36:45) Trudeau announces $2.4 billion for AI-related investments
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:39:26) Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, Nicki Minaj Among 200 Artists Calling for Responsible AI Music Practices
Fun!
(01:41:52) OpenAI's Sora just made its first music video and it's like a psychedelic trip

Sunday Mar 31, 2024

Our 161st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Note - one extra story we didn't get to but worth knowing from this week: ‘Totally surreal’: OpenAI shares first short films created with new AI tool Sora
Timestamps + links:
(00:00:00) Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:05:20) Google starts testing AI overviews from SGE in main Google search interface
(00:10:00) Adobe’s new GenStudio platform is an AI factory for advertisers
(00:13:53) Claude-3 Haiku has reached GPT-4 level by our user preference
(00:15:26) Microsoft Teams is getting smarter Copilot AI features
(00:17:16) Samsung is beating Apple in the race to bring AI to smartphones
(00:19:18) Elon Musk says all premium subscribers on X will gain access to AI chatbot Grok this week
Applications & Business
(00:22:36) Stability AI CEO resigns to ‘pursue decentralized AI’
(00:26:43) Amazon spends $2.75 billion on AI startup Anthropic in its largest venture investment yet
(00:31:16) Intel Gaudi 2 Accelerators Showcase Competitive Performance Per Dollar Against NVIDIA H100 In MLPerf 4.0 GenAI Benchmarks
(00:33:43) Chip Startup Celestial AI Lands Massive $175M Series C
(00:36:10) Accenture Invests in Sanctuary AI to Bring AI-Powered, Humanoid Robotics to Work Alongside Humans
(00:37:44) Humanoid robots are joining the Mercedes-Benz workforce
Projects & Open Source
(00:38:40) Introducing DBRX: A New State-of-the-Art Open LLM
(00:44:06) Common Corpus: A Large Public Domain Dataset for Training LLMs
(00:46:07) DROID: A Large-Scale In-the-Wild Robot Manipulation Dataset
(00:48:15) InternLM2 Technical Report
Research & Advancements
(00:51:49) TacticAI: an AI assistant for football tactics
(00:55:44) On the Conversational Persuasiveness of Large Language Models: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(00:59:26) AutoDev: Automated AI-Driven Development
(01:02:48) Reverse Training to Nurse the Reversal Curse
(01:07:43) Cobra: Extending Mamba to Multi-Modal Large Language Model for Efficient Inference
(01:09:48) Gamba: Marry Gaussian Splatting with Mamba for single view 3D reconstruction
Policy & Safety
(01:11:12) General Assembly adopts landmark resolution on artificial intelligence
(01:16:24) Israel Deploys Expansive Facial Recognition Program in Gaza
(01:19:49) LINEARITY OF RELATION DECODING IN TRANSFORMER LANGUAGE MODELS
(01:24:52) US Weighs Sanctioning Huawei’s Secretive Chinese Chip Network
(01:27:51) New York City welcomes robotaxis — but only with safety drivers
(01:28:40) The White House Puts New Guardrails on Government Use of AI
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:31:17) BBC Will Stop Using AI For ‘Doctor Who’ Promotion After Receiving Complaints

Sunday Mar 24, 2024

Our 160th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/
Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:01:36) Adobe Substance 3D’s AI features can turn text into backgrounds and textures
(00:05:04) OpenAI’s chatbot store is filling up with spam
(00:11:02) Apple’s AI ambitions could include Google or OpenAI
Applications & Business
(00:13:31) Nvidia reveals Blackwell B200 GPU, the ‘world’s most powerful chip’ for AI
(00:19:34) Microsoft to Pay Inflection AI $650 Million After Scooping Up Most of Staff
(00:24:33) Figure 01: Conversations & Actions in Humanoid Robotics!
(00:28:07) OpenAI's GPT-4.5 Turbo leaked on search engines and could launch in June
(00:30:32) Abu Dhabi in talks to invest in OpenAI chip venture
(00:33:43) Nvidia Announces GR00T, a Foundation Model For Humanoids
Projects & Open Source
(00:35:38) Open Release of Grok-1
(00:41:25) Stability AI brings a new dimension to video with Stable Video 3D
(00:44:23) Colossal-AI Team Introduces Open-Sora: An Open-Source Library for Video Generation
(00:45:43) Evolutionary Optimization of Model Merging Recipes
Research & Advancements
(00:46:52) DiPaCo: Distributed Path Composition
(00:53:58) MM1: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Multimodal LLM Pre-training
(00:59:37) PERL: Parameter Efficient Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback
(01:01:55) VideoAgent: Long-form Video Understanding with Large Language Model as Agent
(01:05:38) MusicHiFi: Fast High-Fidelity Stereo Vocoding
Policy & Safety
(01:06:44) The WMDP Benchmark: Measuring and Reducing Malicious Use With Unlearning
(01:12:43) Exclusive: U.S. Must Move ‘Decisively’ to Avert ‘Extinction-Level’ Threat From AI, Government-Commissioned Report Says
(01:18:18) Evaluating Frontier Models for Dangerous Capabilities
(01:22:55) Chinese and western scientists identify ‘red lines’ on AI risks
(01:26:11) Google fined $272M by French government over AI use of news content
(01:27:58) Elvis Act Signed Into Tennessee Law to Protect Musicians From AI Deepfakes
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:30:17) AI-Generated Science
(01:35:35) YouTube adds new AI-generated content labeling tool
Fun!
(01:37:29) 10 of My Most Popular Text-To-Image Series (+Prompts)

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Our 159th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
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Timestamps + links:
Intro / Banter
Tools & Apps
(00:03:24) Inflection-2.5: meet the world's best personal AI
(00:06:37) Introducing Devin, the first AI software engineer
(00:11:00) DoorDash’s new AI-powered ‘SafeChat+’ tool automatically detects verbal abuse
(00:12:44) Anthropic releases Claude 3 Haiku, an AI model built for speed and affordability
(00:13:30) Pika Labs just added sound effects to its generative AI videos — here’s how it sounds
(00:15:33) Salesforce announces new AI tools for doctors
Applications & Business
(00:17:33) Sam Altman Rejoins OpenAI Board Along With Three New Directors
(00:21:15) Cohere releases powerful ‘Command-R’ language model for enterprise use
(00:23:16) Building Meta’s GenAI Infrastructure
(00:25:53) Baidu Launches China's First 24/7 Robotaxi Service
Projects & Open Source
(00:26:54) Croissant: a metadata format for ML-ready datasets
(00:29:40) SaulLM-7B: A pioneering Large Language Model for Law
(00:31:45) Kai-Fu Lee’s AI Company “01.AI” Announces the Open Source of the Yi-9B Model
Research & Advancements
(00:33:50) A generalist AI agent for 3D virtual environments
(00:39:16) Stealing Part of a Production Language Model
(00:42:01) Data Interpreter: An LLM Agent For Data Science
(00:43:54) ShortGPT: Layers in Large Language Models are More Redundant Than You Expect
(00:44:55) PixArt-Σ: Weak-to-Strong Training of Diffusion Transformer for 4K Text-to-Image Generation
Policy & Safety
(00:46:24) World’s first major act to regulate AI passed by European lawmakers
(00:48:57) US spearheads first UN resolution on artificial intelligence — aimed at ensuring equal access
(00:51:27) Google restricts election-related queries for its Gemini chatbot
Synthetic Media & Art
(00:52:43) Researchers tested leading AI models for copyright infringement using popular books, and GPT-4 performed worst
(00:55:27) Nvidia Says NeMo AI Platform Complies With Copyright After Authors’ Complaint
(00:57:23) Five of this year’s Pulitzer finalists are AI-powered
Fun!
(00:58:12) I made by Superman action figure talk with Pika Labs’ new AI lip sync tool — watch this

Sunday Mar 10, 2024

Our 158th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!
Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/
Email us your questions and feedback at contact@lastweekin.ai and/or hello@gladstone.ai
Timestamps + links:
Tools & Apps
(00:01:05) Introducing the next generation of Claude
(00:16:05) Competition in AI video generation heats up as Deepmind alums unveil Haiper
(00:19:40) Meta AI creates ahistorical images, like Google Gemini
(00:22:12) Ideogram Is A New AI Image Generator That Obliterates the Competition, Outperforming MidJourney and Dall-E 3
(00:24:25) Wix’s new AI chatbot builds websites in seconds based on prompts
(00:26:34) I used generative AI to turn my story into a comic—and you can too
Applications & Business
(00:27:40) Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman for putting profits above humanity , OpenAI Fires Back at Musk Allegations With Trove of Emails
(00:35:42) Inside the Crisis at Google
(00:38:36) It’s official: Waymo robotaxis are now free to use freeways and leave San Francisco
(00:40:33) Nvidia's next-gen AI GPUs could draw an astounding 1000 Watts each, a 40 percent increase — Dell spills the beans on B100 and B200 in its earnings call
(00:42:43) AI chip startup Groq forms new business unit, acquires Definitive Intelligence
Projects & Open Source
(00:45:13) StarCoder 2 and The Stack v2: The Next Generation
(00:49:05) Introducing TripoSR: Fast 3D Object Generation from Single Images
(00:51:21) H2O AI releases Danube, a super-tiny LLM for mobile applications
Research & Advancements
(00:52:27) AtP*: An efficient and scalable method for localizing LLM behaviour to components
(00:58:28) Stable Diffusion 3: Research Paper
(01:02:10) Approaching Human-Level Forecasting with Language Models
(01:05:34) Here Come the AI Worms
(01:08:20) High-speed humanoid feels like a step change in robotics
(01:12:26) Functional Benchmarks for Robust Evaluation of Reasoning Performance, and the Reasoning Gap
Policy & Safety
(01:15:18) India reverses AI stance, requires government approval for model launches
(01:19:16) When Your AIs Deceive You: Challenges with Partial Observability of Human Evaluators in Reward Learning
(01:24:45) OpenAI signs open letter to build AI responsibly just days after Elon Musk sued the company for putting profit ahead of people
(01:27:37) AI-generated articles prompt Wikipedia to downgrade CNET’s reliability rating
(01:29:40) Malicious AI models on Hugging Face backdoor users’ machines
(01:32:25) China offers AI computing ‘vouchers’ to its underpowered start-ups
Synthetic Media & Art
(01:34:18) Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images
(01:37:10) AI-Generated Kara Swisher Biographies Flood Amazon
(01:39:55) Inside the World of AI TikTok Spammers
(01:43:35) Twitter is becoming a 'ghost town' of bots as AI-generated spam content floods the internet
Fun!
(01:46:35) Man tries to steal driverless car in L.A., doesn’t get far: police

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